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A DNS server, written in C++ and runs on most Unix derivatives

What is PowerDNS?

It features a large number of different backends ranging from simple BIND style zonefiles to relational databases and load balancing/failover algorithms. A DNS recursor is provided as a separate program.
PowerDNS is a tool in the DNS Management category of a tech stack.
PowerDNS is an open source tool with 1.8K GitHub stars and 522 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to PowerDNS's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses PowerDNS?

9 companies reportedly use PowerDNS in their tech stacks, including dotmailer, Investing.com, and Navigos group.


Why developers like PowerDNS?

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PowerDNS Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to PowerDNS?
Amazon Route 53
Amazon Route 53 is designed to give developers and businesses an extremely reliable and cost effective way to route end users to Internet applications by translating human readable names like www.example.com into the numeric IP addresses like that computers use to connect to each other. Route 53 effectively connects user requests to infrastructure running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) – such as an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, or an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket – and can also be used to route users to infrastructure outside of AWS.
DNSimple provides the tools you need to manage your domains. We offer both a carefully crafted web interface for managing your domains and DNS records, as well as an HTTP API with various code libraries and tools. Buy, connect, operate!
Google Cloud DNS
Use Google's infrastructure for production quality, high volume DNS serving. Your users will have reliable, low-latency access to Google's infrastructure from anywhere in the world using our network of Anycast name servers.
An all-in-one Managed DNS service for your registered domain names. Dyn DNS is the perfect solution for your domain name’s DNS needs, whether it is for personal or business use. It gives you complete control over your DNS zone and its associated DNS records, complete with a simple DNS management web interface.
DNS Made Easy
DNS Made Easy is a subsidiary of Tiggee LLC, and is a world leader in providing global IP Anycast enterprise DNS services. DNS Made Easy is currently ranked the fastest provider for 8 consecutive months and the most reliable provider.
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PowerDNS's Followers
4 developers follow PowerDNS to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Nicolas Marshall
Walter Wang
Donatas Abraitis